Elizabeth Edwards Calls Out Bush Over Hate Crimes

July 16, 2007 at 11:49 am 6 comments

Elizabeth Edwards has stake out positions on LGBT civil rights that are superior to most every presidential candidate including her husband John. Speaking at a recent Human Rights Campaign event in San Francisco, Mrs. Edwards had this to say about President Bush’s opposition to hate crimes legislation:

“This president talks a lot about good and evil and the need to seek out evil doers,” she told a packed auditorium. “But he doesn’t seem to recognize the evil in hate crimes. The right to live without the fear of being murdered for whom we love is not a special right.”

She also spoke out about the fatal attack against 26 year-old Satendar Singh that is now being investigated as a possible racist and anti-gay hate crime. Witnesses to the attack against Mr. Singh say that he was beaten because the attackers thought he was gay.Mrs. Edwards speech comes as the Senate is expected to vote on the federal hate crimes bill some time this week.

Call your senators ASAP at 202/224-3121 and urge them to vote in favor of the Matthew Shepard Act, S. 1105.

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Entry filed under: 2008 Election, Advocacy, Campaigns, Congress, Democrats, George Bush, Hate Crimes, John Edwards, LGBT, Liberals, Politics.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher  |  July 16, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    Splendid! Luvs me some Elizabeth Edwards.

    Linking to the quote. Thanks Bloggernista.

    Reply
  • 2. bloggernista  |  July 16, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    Of course, that raises the question of why isn’t she running for public office/

    Reply
  • 3. mirth  |  July 16, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    I’m just dropping to to see what bloggernista has to report and to say if John Edwards was half the woman his wife is…er…something like that…ok, I’m tired and blogged out and what I really mean is I hope her health returns because this world needs Elizabeth Edwards.

    Reply
  • 4. bloggernista  |  July 17, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Yes, we do. I know that First Ladies are not elected, but I would love to see a debate between Elizabeth Edwards and Michelle Obama. They are both extremely smart, funny and not standing in the shadows of their husbands. In a more perfect world, they would be among the presidential candidates.

    Reply
  • 5. PookyShoehorn  |  July 17, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Edwards for President — Elizabeth Edwards, that is!

    Reply
  • 6. From Russia, With Hate « Bloggernista  |  October 16, 2007 at 8:51 am

    […] July 2007 a group of Russian immigrants possibly affiliated with the Watchmen murdered Satendar Singh, a 26 year gay Indian-American. Two men were charged in connection with Satender’s death. One […]

    Reply

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